Thursday, June 6, 2013

Preteen Transitional Room, Project Sneak Peek

Good morning,

As promised from my previous post, I want to share with you the beginnings of an amazing and glamorous little girl's room. For this room, the idea is give her a more grown up space that can easily transition into her upcoming teenage years without being too childish but still keeping it fun.

Here is the design scheme for Daniella's room.

You see in the scheme that these basic elements can transition easily in to different colors and styles.I chose simple and clean pieces for her room mostly in white. The idea here is that it is still fit for a little girl, but as show grows up the simple change of bedding and color can change the feel of the entire space.

Clean White Upholstered Bed

White Laquered desk with lucite handles added for a higher end look.

 White night stands with glass drawers and trellis detail.
Glamerous chandelier to up the "wow" factor.

Here are a couple sneak peeks (taken at night) to give you a vague idea of the progress.

 I just love the moroccan pouf and the glamerous upholstered bed. So pretty, lucky little girl. I still have a gallery wall to create above the bed, and curtains to hang as well as the final staging, so the final images coming soon.

Oh, and just in case you wanted to see the shaping up of the second daughter's room. Remember the room scheme that I posted recently?

Here is a glimpse at her room as it's starting to come together.

Don't you just love that vivid zebra print rug! Amazing! The shelves aren't stages, the mirror isn't painted, and I don't even have a duvet cover on her bed!, but you get the idea.

I swear that one day I will actually bring AND use my nice camera to get you some non embarrassing photos, but in the mean time you get my iPhone pics;)

There is still allot left to do, and stage but these rooms are starting to come together and are looking great. It's always interesting to do 2 daughter's rooms at the same time. I should know, I have 2 girls and since I do this for a living my younger daughter is constantly worried that I will make some other little girl's room better than hers. She will understand one day, Ha!  Things can easily go wrong if one room is even slightly "cooler" than the other. In this case I'm working around what each girl wants as far as color and patter and keeping them as equally cool as possible as to save their father the headache of hearing about it later.

I'll start showing you more of the house this week. It's come a long way baby!

What do you think of the 2 girls rooms so far? Do you prefer one over the other?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Little Sunshine In This Girl's Room

Good Morning!!

It's been a while since I've posted and I am making a goal to get back to it! Lately it's easier said than done, but I am going to make an effort.

Today I want to share with you the board for one of the little girl's rooms that I'm working on in a current project. This room is for an adorable little girl who has the biggest personality in the world and I wanted her room to be as happy and cheery as she is.

I love designing rooms for kids. It is extremely rewarding because the cute little buggers are always so excited and thankful that you are bringing "cool" to their new little worlds. This little girl is no exception, and puts a smile on my face every time I see her. 

Take a look at the design scheme for Adriana's room.

As you can see this room packs a punch! The main points for this room are a) to maximize the space in her room, b) give it lots of color and character, and c) incorporate zebra print which is her personal favorite print.

To maximize the space I chose a day bed, which leaves the space open. The style of the day bed I'm using has a very modern trellis wood design and it is just amazing. I also kept all the walls white which keep the space feeling very open and clean. Light colors are a nice trick to keeping a space feeling large.

I then added pops of zebra to make this little girl happy. I did that by grounding the space with a large 8' round wool zebra rug that has allot of white in it with an exaggerated zebra print. I also added it through accents such as the sheets and the ends of my custom bolster pillows. The idea was to not go over board, but still bringing in this admittedly wild print (no pun intended).

Lastly, to add the sunshine and life to this room I am using pops of sunny yellow and magenta pink. I also had curtains made with a very vibrant Ikat print which add so much character and also unify the many colors and styles that are coming in. Sometimes you need that major statement to bring your space together and in this case it is this fabric. I also used it to make 2 large bolster pillows for the day bed which I capped of the ends with a zebra accent. Mmmmm.

The end result of this room is anything but boring! Things are starting to come together so I should be able to reveal progress pictures for you soon. I will also share the "grown up" bedroom for the older sister which is simply elegant and beautiful.

What do you think of this little girl's room? Visually it has allot going on, which in kid land spells "F.U.N" The white base throughout the room keeps it more toned down, and allowed me to go a bit crazy with the prints of zebra and ikat. I personally love a colorful space for kids. That's part of the fun in designing them, you don't have to color with in the lines.

Talk to you soon~